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Well got started....

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Enough to warm things up........

Yield monitor (calibrated) went from 9.3 to 221.4 all in one pass.........moisture was 15.2 to 23.7 all in one pass.....

Anyone wanna place a bet on where first field average comes in.......hint, won't need triple digits

Probably second worst field........

Anyone know how to post pic direct from iPhone to a post??????
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Re: Well got started....

Nobody gives a rats ass. Your irrelevant. Peak corn with a 3 in front. Lol
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Re: Well got started....

I want to hear what he has to say. If you don't, then simply don't click on his posts. Taking cheap shots at anyone that offers some information, whether you agree or not, is irrelevant.

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Dismal Science

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another name for irrelevant.

 

Keep on posting M.T.  Let us know how you make out.

 

Just getting started on a 92 day variety in Ont.  Calibrated monitor, after 25 ac, says 144 bu/ac and roughly 21%.  Some doing corn as high as 30% for early market, quite a bit of drying.  Sure no bin buster at 144, but it is improving as we move into the field more.  As headlands and side had some washouts from spring. 

 

We were once again in a dry/drought spot, but better than last year.  Where they had timely rains in Ont. should yield better than here.  Although talked with another crop scout, who though Ont. might not average as high as some of the predictors.  We will soon see!

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What's wrong dismal. You still licking those wounds from last week when you got schooled by ole MT on IA PP...........

Let's see....since you think peak corn is dead how bigga bet you wanna put on this crop being over 14B........

As far as corn with a 3 this fall.......sure why not......bring it on.......it was very evident last night that insurance owns part of this crop and the further we fall the bigger the balance of the rev check........store it this winter and ride the basis wave next year.......

It will also start weeding some craziness outta this cash rent deal and hopefully pull fert and machinery down too......

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MT,

 

Why do you focus so much on the size of the US crop.   14 or 13 or 12 is all irrelevant.   Only two things that matter.   Your indivdiual yield and price.    So the only thing worth discussing on a national forum is price.   And in my local area corn has a 3 in the front of it.  

so if you were gambling on peak corn it would be a big disappointment at this point.   Store and hold is only for the fools that didn't sell when they had the chance.   Now cashing the checks from the clearing firm and then storing and holding maybe makes sense.  Add that in with a little revenue and you have a home run.    But acting like a genius because your getting a large revenue check and your going to store and hold with the hope that you will get anything close to the old high.  Good luck

 

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Started in corn earlier this week, now shut off for at least most of today due to rain.

However, some definate patterns showing up.   While more rain than last year, we started the year with almost zero sub-moisture, so dryland crops varied greatly depending on if we got a timely rain.

 

My dryland corn, will yield everything from zero, to maybe 100BPA on the (small) bottoms that caught snow and held enough moisture to last until the next rain.  Overall, if I make 25, I will be surprised (not all done yet).

 

My brother, who farms not far from me, but caught about 2 extra inches of rain over the summer, but at just the right timing, made 60 on one field that got a little hail, and 80 or so on the other field.   Dryland corn in our part of NE, 'averages' between 70-90, but for me, has ranged from under 20, to over 150.

 

Furrow irrigated corn, looks good, there are spots where the slope is a little steeper, and not as much water soaked in, that isn't as good as the even sloped places.  We see it every year, but this year I think we see it more than most.   I have not cut enough yet to tell if the steeper parts are below average, or the better spots are above average, but it looks like the irrigated will be above average this year.

The pivots around here, as long as they didn't have an extended breakdown to cause them to fall behind irrigating, look excellent.   My pivot ground looks to yield very well.  Maybe not an all time record, but maybe 2nd or 3rd best crop ever.   Had we gotten a few timely rains to get the corners to yield better, it would have been right up there, with the most corn ever off the field.

 

From the looks of this, and what I see in my travels, the NE irrigated ground may very well grow a record sized corn crop.   Very good yields, combined with a lot of acres.  

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Hint. Dismal

Bins r empty for the first time in 4 years

Moved 09 to 12 crop with an average north of 7 and 15

It's payed huge

We will now start the cycle over and if we have to keep 13 crops for awhile. So be it

That's the beauty of bins and debt management
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"What I raise is all that matters!"

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Those who say it cannot be done

 

should not interrupt those who are doing it.